Following concerns over UK cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we want to reassure our patients that the practice is open as usual, we are seeing patients on a daily basis but have fewer appointments available due to having to leave the surgery between patients.

Please check the Government’s latest COVID-19 information before attending your dental practice or booking an appointment.

The NHS is well-prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Symptoms Include:


High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)


New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)


Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

To avoid catching or spreading the Coronavirus take the below steps:


Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds


Always wash your hands when you get home or into work


Wash your hands before eating and preparing food


Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available


Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze


Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards


Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth



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